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Nigel & Kris Lythgoe: Princess & Pirates Sing-A-Long

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Nigel and Kris Lythgoe are behind a new children's musical now playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

The ‘Princess & Pirates Sing-A-Long Concert’ mixes fairy tale characters with popular music...everything from Katy Perry to the Village People!

Fun facts about Nigel & Kris Lythgoe (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an English television and film director and producer, television dance competition judge, former dancer in the Young Generation and choreographer. He is noted for being the producer of the shows Pop Idol and American Idol and creator and executive producer of, and a regular judge on So You Think You Can Dance. He also created the 2009 competition Superstars of Dance.

2) Early in Lythgoe's career, he learned to use techniques (e.g. multi-cameras) to film choreography well, a skill that would lead to a TV career. During the 1970s and into the 1980s, Lythgoe had the opportunity to perform with dancers from Cyd Charisse to Gene Kelly. He also choreographed for Ben Vereen, Shirley Bassey and (most famously) the Muppets. Lythgoe, in an interview with People said that he was "the only person to dance, choreograph, produce and direct the Royal Variety Performance."

3) After working his way through the television industry, including at TVS, by 1995, Lythgoe held the post of Head of Entertainment and Comedy at London Weekend Television, where he commissioned and produced shows including Gladiators and Blind Date.

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Kris Lythgoe: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an English and American television and theatre writer/producer known for creating and producing reality television shows such as Who Are You and So You Think You Can Dance. Lythgoe is also active in the theater and has created several American pantos based upon fairy tales and folk tales.

2) Lythgoe has been active in the theater circuit, creating several pantos based upon fairy tales and folk tales. He has also produced several musicals in the United Kingdom, including Footloose and The Wedding Singer.

'The Princess & Pirates Sing-a-long Concert', now playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City through August 10th.

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